In-Person School and Library Programming 23-24


In-Person Programming for Metro Denver Schools

The repertoire and approach to learning that Inside the Orchestra maintains are designed to support and enhance the school curricula. All of our programming is interactive and carefully designed for the age and stage of your students.


Field Trips

Multiple field trip options: Tiny Tots Outer Space and Tiny Tots: Ocean Adventure! Field trips include large-scale immersive, interactive concerts, resource guides for the classroom, meet and greet time with performers, and added activities depending on the program/date.

  • Outer Space: Schools will blast off on a musical journey into outer space. From take-off with the orchestra, to melodies that fly them around the solar system, and a smooth landing back into the concert space, young listeners will enjoy a musical journey unlike any other! October 25 and November 7, 2023
  • Ocean Adventure: Children will join a teaching artist and special guests on an underwater adventure, hearing music that sounds like the ocean and the creatures that live deep within it. Get ready for a deep dive into the orchestra! April 8 & 9, 2024

Learn more and book a field trip here


Single Educator Sessions

A single musician or music educator will come into your classroom for hands-on sessions. Adaptable to your specific classroom needs, sessions include topics such as:

  • Art parties: Students will be guided to create their own art inspired by short performances from a musician. This program is all about expression and creativity.
  • Science of Sound: In this program, students will learn what sound is, how sound is created, and the science behind what brings music to our ears. Students will learn how each family of instruments in the orchestra makes their sound and create DIY instruments.
  • Instrument Petting Zoo: After a short introduction to each instrument family, students will have time to get hands-on and explore a variety of instruments from around the orchestra.  We can bring our instrument petting zoo to individual classrooms or school wide activity days!
  • ** Bilingual programing available (Spanish-English)

Submit an interest form for your school


Trio Performances – For Younger Learners

These are 20-25 minute performances, great for kids in 1st grade and younger are designed to get kids moving, listening, dancing, and pretending along with a trio of musicians. Led by a musician who introduces each piece of music, these programs are a great way for kids to experience live music safely and in new and fun ways.

Schools often schedule these performances during classrooms’ regularly scheduled recess times – they offer a great musical break combined with a lot of movement-based activities.

** Bilingual programing available (Spanish-English)

Submit an interest form for your school


Quintet Performances – For Kindergarten Through 6th Grade

Students will interact with musicians as they are guided to move and react to the music, answer questions and prompts about what they’re hearing, and think creatively and critically about the composers and the music. There are two program themes available:

  • Introduction to the Orchestra – Students will learn about the families of the orchestra, basic music terminology like tempo and dynamics, and even get the chance to become the percussion section at the end of the program.
  • Inside the Story: A Surprise for Rabbit – Students will be immersed in a story, complete with narrator and original score performed by five orchestra musicians. Each student will receive a copy of our original Spanish-English bilingual book: A Surprise for Rabbit.
  • ** Bilingual programing available (Spanish-English)

Submit an interest form for your school


Immersive Orchestra Assemblies – For Kindergarten through 8th Grade

A 14-16 piece professional orchestra experience for K-8th grade. The audience is seated on the floor and surrounded by professional musicians. The conductor faces the students and engages them throughout the performance, asking questions and teaching them about the music as it is playing around them. Students are treated to up-close-and-personal demos by the strings, woodwinds, horns, and percussion. Scripting is designed to not only introduce musical concepts but to tie to the curriculum that children are studying in other subjects. Available in English as well as Bilingual Spanish-English formats.

The large-scale assemblies have high demand and limited availability each year. Schools are selected based on grant funding and Inside the Orchestra scheduling availability and priority. Contact info@insidetheorchestra.org to be placed on the waitlist for this program.


Additional Resources


We have a variety of free resources for schools including online musical games and our free virtual resource hub with a year-long curriculum and adaptable online and hands-on activities for your classroom.


Questions? Contact us at info@insidetheorchestra.org


Thank you to our School Program Sponsors

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